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Order birth or death certificates online through an official vendor, VitalChek.
To apply for a birth or death certificate by mail:
Find out who can request official birth and death records and what documents you can use to prove your relationship.
Anyone can order non-certified, informational copies of birth and death records.
Get more information about ordering non-certified copies of birth and death records:
Applications for birth certificates for newborns can take up to 3 weeks to process.
If the parents are not married, it may take additional time to process the application. Find more information about rules for Acknowledgment of Parentage from the Washington State Department of Health.
The Washington State Vital Records Office provides records for:
You can order birth and death certificates for records outside of Washington State by: